• Legal Advisor

    Requisition ID 2446658
    Job Family GB-London
  • Posting Description

    Legal Advisor


    We’re hiring!


    Aon are currently recruiting a Legal Advisor to join our team in London.


    About Aon


    Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.


    Aon is an equal opportunities employer.  Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.


    About the Role


    Your impact as a Legal Advisor:


    We are looking for a qualified lawyer who has a proven background in commercial contracting to join our UK-based team of lawyers.  This role covers commercial contract support, along with some involvement in business-led projects. The candidate should be experienced in working for the "sell-side" of a service provider and demonstrate problem-solving skills.  


    Reflecting the international nature of the client-base, Aon supports its clients on a local, regional and global basis and therefore we will expect the individual to be able to lead, as well as work closely with other legal subject matter and jurisdictional experts.  The commercial contracting requirements reflect the client structures, which includes a need to negotiate with a client's internal/external counsel across a range of documents, products and services. The role will get exposure to a range of contracting matters that will vary in complexity, including:


    - Working on a range of different service offerings including regulated services, specialist consulting and technology solutions (including SAAS) and outsourcing;

    - Drafting and negotiating transactional client contracting matters, including negotiating both Aon and client contracting paper with client lawyers (or external counsel);

    - Conducting complex contract negotiations, including some of a multi-jurisdictional nature; Reviewing contracts and other legal documentation, assessing associated risks and advising the business;

    - Working with other teams within legal and compliance (e.g. data privacy, compliance) as required;

    - Development and improvement of Aon's existing contract documentation; and

    - Helping to supervise a trainee solicitor on secondment and offshore resource.


    In addition to the above, the role will require some involvement in projects related to the development of new Aon products and services, as well as maintaining and delivering on-going legal training to internal clients.


    Required skills

    • Exceptional drafting and interpersonal skills
    • High level of integrity and professionalism
    • Excellent time management, organisation and prioritisation skills
    • Flexibility and initiative
    • Conscientiousness and attention to detail
    • Logical and enquiring mind
    • Credible and respected
    • Ability to gain confidence from seniors and peers to become a trusted business partner
    • Ability to influence, persuade and negotiate effectively


    About you


    Your knowledge and expertise:




    Qualified lawyer (UK or foreign qualified)


    Experience, Knowledge & Skills


    An ability to manage a number of transactions simultaneously is essential, as are excellent communication skills and the ability to translate technical ‘jargon’ clearly and articulately into credible ‘every day speak.’  It is important candidates understand their ability to impact upon client relationship, therefore a consultative approach to negotiations is vital.


    Salary and Benefits


    This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare vouchers and additional holiday.  We also offer tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organisation.


    Our Colleague Experience


    Every day, our colleagues make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. Together, we share this one purpose: to empower economic and human possibility around the world. This unifying goal is at the heart of our identity, and it lives in everything we do. To learn more about our colleague experience, visit Aon Colleague Experience.


    We’re happy to talk flexible working. If you need to flex your working pattern, Aon offers flexible and agile working policies and we’re happy to discuss options with you upon application





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